Olathe aggravated assault suspect dies from self-inflicted shot

08/29/2013 7:26 AM

08/29/2013 10:34 AM

An aggravated assault suspect who shot himself after being stopped by Olathe police Wednesday night has died, police said Thursday.

The man, a 27-year-old resident of Overland Park, died early Thursday morning at a hospital where he had been taken after the shooting.

Police got a call about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday on a report that a man possibly armed with a gun had threatened another person. Officers responding to the call in the 16400 block of West 119th Street spotted a potential suspect vehicle in a parking lot.

When officers stopped the vehicle they heard a single gunshot. The shooter remained conscious and would not obey officers, police said.

The Olathe Police Department’s Tactical Support Unit was called out and secured the weapon.

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